From Shorebirds to Bison

Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area and the adjacent land held by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), in central Kansas, comprise a globally critical area for migrating shorebirds (sandpipers, plovers, etc.). In some years, an estimated 40% of the shorebirds breeding in North America pass through the Bottoms during spring migration. The Bottoms is a natural wet area […]

A Quartet of National Grasslands

Leaving the Amarillo, TX area, we headed northwest to visit four National Grasslands (NGs) in a relatively small area, but one that spanned four states: Rita Blanca NG in the northwest corner of the Texas panhandle; Kiowa NG in northeast New Mexico; Comanche NG in southeast Colorado; and Cimarron NG in SW Kansas. As we […]